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is an aviation expert and former managing director of the ntsb. great to have the back of the show. in this case, no news is bad news really because it means we are no closer to figuring a what the problem is. so they're no closer to getting a split back in the air, right? >> you're absolutely correct. the announcement this morning from the transport ministry in japan was bad news. as was the press conference on friday by the ntsb where the chairman of the ntsb, did the herdsman's said, this was a safety flight issue. that is a very tough language and a phrase that is used that means that had the plane been in the air this could have caused some real problems, and the plan will not go back and tell they have cut this off completely. melissa: what about these reports we're hearing now that japan eased safety standards in order -- this seems like you would guess that it was in order to be a manufacturer of this plan or make it easier to get that contract in the country. what you make of that? >> there have been broader questions raised about the whole certification of this aircraft. when this airc
, is anybody responding to this? >> the n.t.s.b. sent an investigator to japan to work with their officials. remember the ntsb already opened an investigation following the 787 battery fire you mentioned in boston last week. that battery was in the back of the plane. the one that caused the emergency landing in japan was more in front of the dream liner but all of this will be looked at after a comprehensive review of the electrical system. that review was announced last friday. at the time they expressed confidence in the 787 but now, they are apologizing to customers for cancelled flights due to the voluntary grounding of their dream liner. they announced today they did some safety checks and all of their planes are in service. >> clearly, more bad news for boeing. what is the company saying? >> they are very tight-lipped. they released a one line statement they are aware of the issue and working with the airline. they and many aviation experts say, these are teething issue that happens to every new plane. no one has been hurt or killed. last year was the safest year ever in the aviation
that the ntsb investigation is focused on. christine romans with a look on that. richard quest in davos to explain a little about that as well. christine, you start with me. >> we can see the picture of this charred battery on a boston plane. the ntsb, giving us an up close and personal look at the battery involved. no battery should look like this. the ntsb trying to get to the bottom of an engineering mystery. remember, the faa allowed boeing to use lithium ion batteries. the light fuel-efficient plane is supposed to save airlines a ton of money on long-haul flights. no dreamliners in the air right now. boeing says we're working this issue tirelessly in cooperation with customers and the appropriate regulatory and investigative authorities. it is still a mystery. the ntsb laying out this charred battery,ingi reporters what they are digging into. >> richard quest is in davos. beautiful behind you. tell us about the presser? pretty remarkable. battery charred, on the table. >> oh. the pictures are absolutely remarkable of what the battery looked like and not only that but also the damag
find? >> there are still a lot of problems, kate. the ntsb is relaying on tools used in medicine and crime investigations, and we got an inside look at the laboratory, where cameras, microscopes, and cat scans are examining the damaged battery of boeing's prized dreamliner. >> this is one of the cell cases. >> reporter: piece by piece, inside this ntsb lab in washington, analysts are dissecting the charred battery which caught on fire in a boeing 787 dreamliner earlier this month in boston. >> we know that the lithium ion battery experienced a thermal runaway. we know that there were short circuits and we know that there was a fire. >> reporter: the faa gave special permission to boeing, allowing the use of these lightweight batteries, only if safety measures were installed to prevent overheating. >> we do not expect to see fire events on board aircrafts. there are multiple systems to protect against a battery event like this. those systems did not work as intended. we need to understand why. >> reporter: the investigation was launched after two 787s this month experienced issues
safety board, meanwhile, says the battery pulled from a dream liner showed signs of thermal damage. ntsb's michael boyd tells us he's never seen an investigation like this. where the faa says a plane is safe and then grounds it. he says the faa has egg all over its face. >>> it's been 538 days since the country lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? the imf says the economy will grow by 2% this year but, you know what, that's not really very good, and the u.s. needs to work on entitlement reform. >>> our next story "outfront. "women on the front line. a ground-breaking decision from the pentagon. cnn has learned that defense secretary leon panetta will announce a lift on the ban against women serving in combat positions. this is pretty incredible. this move, to give you a sense of the significance, could open up 230,000 frontline jobs to women in the military. "outfront" tonight, rosa brooks, a columnist for foreign policy and has worked in the pentagon under the obama administration and david frum, former speech writer for george w. bush and a contributor for us.
and well. the plane remains submerged in the river. the ntsb is investigating what went wrong. the pilot did contact air traffic controllers and did make a may day distress call before that plane crashed. amazing stuff. >> listening to those tapes. my goodness. they survived half an hour in that water. >> almost half hour, yes. >> john, thanks so much. >>> we go to the west coast for a different kind of water threat. they're called sneaker waves. they strike suddenly. and they can sweep away the strongest swimmer. as neal karlinsky reports, a california woman is the latest victim. >> reporter: it's no surprise they're called sneaker waves. one look at the ones that have been captured on camera and you can see how suddenly they sweep in, knocking people hanging around otherwise peaceful shorelines off their feet. it's exactly what happened to 32-year-old susan archer, swept away sunday while working with her boyfriend, and their dog, trigger, along this northern california beach. >> you have to be careful of big waves. and we knew it. it just happened. >> reporter: tallerico said it was t
. >> reporter: a preliminary report by the ntsb should be out next week. when i asked her about sully sullenberger, she lit up and said, can you help me meet them? sully, if you are watching "gma," there's a fellow pilot with hudson river experience that wants to meet you. >> i'm so impressed. thank you, john. >>> time to go to sam for another look at the nation's weather. hey, sam. >> good morning, you guys. we're going to start with pictures out of maryland. in maryland, generally, we've had a lot of reports of water rescues from the rushing water. two to three inches of rain coming in. this is wjla with pictures coming out of that area right now. we will also start with this picture. another twitter picture this morning. we were supposed to get a live shot out of sioux falls. if you look up here, this is from our crew. they couldn't get the live shot there because they have a blow drier rigged to free the dish. it's that cold up there. from 3 degrees to minus 20, the real temperature in minot. 58 in new york. this settles in and swings to the east. but we're getting the drier skies
company gsu ossa is being examined by the ntsb. >> that whole lithium battery thing is brand new, so it raises a lot of questions. i was reuas reading it was a de three years because of problems as they were attempting to launch. we know united operates six of the 50 787s in the world what are other countries doing now? >> usually when the faa gives out a directive, international aviation communities follow suit. that's what we're seeing here. we know this morning, cnn has confirmed that european, chilean, indian and qatar authorities have grounded their fleets. they are not being flown until further notice. >> until they figure out if they're safe. sandra endo, thank you. >>> as we said, there was a lot going on today. christine is here with the headlines. >>> americans and other foreign nationals becoing held hostage algeria. islamic militants targeted a gas field targeting foreign officials there. several hostages were seized, including americans. 30 algerians taken hostage have managed to escape. >>> an american soldier accused of murdering 16 afghan civilians, 9 of them children
will be tested for drugs and alcohol that is pretty standard. ntsb is getting involved. as we learn more we'll pass it on to you. jon: please do. rick folbaum, thanks. jenna: new information on the plans for u.s. troop withdrawals from afghanistan with the zero option very much on the table. meaning the obama administration would not leave any american troops in afghanistan after the end of next year. this would be at odds with the pentagon view, perhaps thousands, maybe tens of thoses of troops are needed to contain al qaeda and remain in the country. the sticking point seems to be the issue of immunity. the u.s. demanding that any american troops that remain in afghanistan after the combat mission ends be granted immunity from prosecution under afghan law. to date president karzai, currently in washington, has resisted this. joining us now, ambassador john bolton, former u.n. ambassador to the u.n. and fox news contributor. so, ambassador bolton, president karzai says this, give us a good army, a good air force and the capability to project afghan interests in the region and then, only th
more on this. rick? >> reporter: the ntsb is leading the investigation, jenna and they're trying to figure out why the ferry came into the dock as hard as it did. the impact sent passengers hurling through the air with dozens of people thrown into their fellow commuters or slammed into the walls of this vessel. 70 people overall were hurt. you saw the gash right there. 11 of the injuries were serious. we know this particular ferry had recently undergone an overhaul that may have played a role in the accident. just last summer the ferry's engines and propulsion system were replaced to make it more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly but there are report that is the overhaul made it harder for the crew to maneuver the vessel. the crew, by the way, passing breathalyzer tests yesterday. drug test results are due in a couple of days. we'll follow that for you. jenna: we certainly will. continue to follow this story, rick, thank you. jon: a deadly flu outbreak is getting worse. one major city declaring a public health emergency. we'll talk with the health commissioner there. is
has grounded the planes, listen to the ntsb's chairman who talks about how serious this incident now is. >> this is an unprecedented event. we are very concerned. as i mentioned in the beginning, we do not expect to see fire events onboard aircraft. this is a very serious air safety concern the faa has taken very serious action. >> reporter: and that, of course, feeds into how detailed and difficult it is going to be to actually put this problem right. they just don't know. >> richard, what are people saying there? do they think the dreamliner will be able to survive? >> reporter: i talked to one senior aviation official, international aviation official here. i asked exactly that question. yes is the short answer because we've seen it with the dc 10 and concord and other cases. what they have to do is find out what's wrong and put it right. the difficulty is the time and the expense in doing it. if it was a mature aircraft, that would be even a greater question. since it's a brand new plane with 800 orders still or 750 still to be delivered, there's no question that boeing is going t
. >> the ntsb has made the request after batteries fire and the 787 that was on the tarmac of boston logan international airport. all nippon airlines said it had replaced the batteries on its 787 aircraft and 10 times because they failed to charge properly and show the other problems. they informed boeing about the swaps. all 50 of the boeing 787 use around the world have been grounded. lindsey lohan phases three misdemeanor charges from a crash. she is charged with obstructing or delaying an officer, providing false information to an officer and reckless driving. she is in order to attend today's pre-trial hearing and she could face 245 days for this for jail if it turns out she violated her probation. >> all in all it's not bad weather wise but we would get a full report on that and check back with hot spots with george in just a minute. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to
the ferry went full speed into the pier. the cause so far unknown. the ntsb is investigating. >>> the washington post with hugo chavez bedstricken and battling cancer. the u.s. is working to make inroads. american diplomats are preparing for a post-chavez venezuela while trying to make progress with the drug-trafficking infrastructure and growing relationship with iran. >>> "usa today," the fda will consider heavier regulation for the popular painkiller vicodin which has for years seen widespread abuse. the d.e.a. recommended it be classified with other heavily used drugs like oxycontin. patients who need vicodin could increase the number of times they have to visit their doctor by limiting the number of pills that can be prescribed at each visit. >>> "the chicago tribune," president obama's acceptance of corporate donations from companies like at&t at the inauguration marks a shift. the paper writes, quote, the relaxed rules reflect how obama has largely dropped his efforts to curb the role of money in politics because he once vowed to make central to his presidency. >>> wit
smoking. a fire down below that ntsb and boeing investigators have traced to the auxiliary power battery unit. >> it was a moderate fire condition in the modern avionics department that included the batteries and some of the electronic equipment. >> reporter: according to reports, one firefighter was injured battling monday's fire. boeing said of the fire, quote, nothing that we've seen in this case indicates a relationship to any previous 787 power system events, which involved power panel faults elsewhere in the aft electrical equipment bay. clearly, this is not the pr they dreamed about. >> i'll fly on a 787 any time. i have absolute confidence in the airplane. there are going to be teething problems with a new airplane. it's quite common. >> reporter: in light of all of this, united airlines says it will examine its fleet of 787s, looking for any signs of trouble. natalie? >> ron mott in boston. thanks so much, ron. >>> aig is considering whether or not to join a lawsuit against the government over the $182 billion bailout that saved the company back in 2008. aig's decision on whethe
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